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Gamagori-City Seaside Literary Memorial Museum (Umibe No Bungaku Kinenkan)

  • Seaside Literary Memorial Museum (Umibe No Bungaku Kinenkan)
  • Seaside Literary Memorial Museum (Umibe No Bungaku Kinenkan)
  • Seaside Literary Memorial Museum (Umibe No Bungaku Kinenkan)

A facility that is symbol for the picturesque area of Gamagori, maintained as memorial for great literature names, and which reproduces the taste of a "gourmet ryokan".

With scenic qualities that have been even sung on famous songs such as the “Tetsudo-Shoka” (a collection of songs about famous Japanese places connected by railways, lit. “Railway Songs”), the city of Gamagori, and especially the coastal area around Takeshima Island, has long been known for being a much sought-after resort destination in the Tokai Region.

Special attention should be given to the Gourmet Ryokan Joban-kan (Ryori Ryokan Joban-kan), built in the late Meiji Era. Being quite impressive, the sights observable from its vantage point were deemed so unique that, during the Taisho and Showa eras, countless novelists, playwrights, poets and essayists sought for it. Names of literary giants such as Hiroshi Kikuchi, Naoya Shiga, Junichiro Tanizaki, Yuzo Yamamoto, Yasunari Kawabata, Yasushi Inoue, all of them eventually portrayed the simple beauty of Joban-kan, Takeshima Island and the Gamagori Seaside within their widely acclaimed masterpieces.

The Seaside Literary Memorial Museum honors this cultural heritage by reproducing the taste and feel of the Joban-kan, with displays of memorabilia ranging from Nobel Prize recipient Yasunari Kawabata, to works from two Gamagori naturals, Masamitsu Miyagitani, a Naoki Prize winner, and Keiichiro Hirano, awardee of the Akutagawa Prize, among others.

The facility has a unique feature that attracts quiet but steady popularity, called “The Time Letter” (Toki-tegami) - by using this exotic delivery service, visitors are able to send letter that will be delivered from 1 to 10 years in the future.

SPOT OVERVIEW

Location : 〒443-0031
15-62, Takeshima-cho, Gamagori-City, Aichi
Fee : Admission free of charge
Time Letter fees ranging from 500 to 1,000 yen
Opening
days / hours
: 9:00 to 17:00 (Matcha tea service and time letters until 15:30)
Holidays : Tuesday (the following day if Tuesday is a public holiday), December 28 to 31
Phone number : 0533-67-0070

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the JR Tokaido Main Line bound for Toyohashi. Alight at Gamagori Station and walk southeastwards 15min.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 15min from Otowa-Gamagori I.C. of the Tomei Expressway.

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